The interview “Hillary Clinton speaks” by Jane Pauley is shown on the CBS Sunday Morning news show on September 10, 2017.
She has spent the last 10 months trying to understand why she did not win the election.
During the interview conducted at Clinton’s home in New York, Hillary talks about election night and how she felt after losing the presidential election in 2016.
Even though she won the popular vote, and she was expecting to win, the election ended in Donald Trump’s favor. Clinton was sorry that she did not win the election and she felt that she had let down everybody.
Hillary Clinton replies in great detail, and this can easily be a reflection of the fact that she feels safe in the company of Jane Pauley. “I think I am good. But that doesn’t mean that I am complacent or resolved about what happened. It still is very painful. It hurts a lot” (p.1 ll. 8-9).
Her way of expressing her feelings after she lost to Trump is humble, and that shows her humanity. She does not try to claim victory at any part of the interview because she acknowledges her mistakes and what she could have done differently.
Although she is friendly, she also puts more pressure on Hillary Clinton:
“Jane Pauley: Is your politician career over?” (p.1 l. 112) This may seem like an uncomfortable question, but because Jane Pauley is friendly, and therefore Clinton feels safe in her company.
Hillary Clinton uses pathos during the interview. The receiver can relate to the way Hillary Clinton feels. “Off I went, into a frenzy of closet cleaning, and long walks in the woods, playing with my dogs, and, yoga, alternate nostril breathing” (p. 3 ll.31-32).
This shows that she is an ordinary person, and the receiver can relate to her way of de-stressing because it is a normal thing to do.